Mount Pleasant, Mich. - A family affair will take place Monday night inside McGuirk Arena when the No. 25 Central Michigan wrestling program and head coach Tom Borrelli hosts his son's Stanford wrestling program at 7:30 p.m.
As the Borrelli's battle for family bragging rights, the CMU wrestling program will also honor and celebrate the retirement of 1999 NCAA Champion Casey Cunningham's singlet. Cunningham's brother Ryan is in his first season as an assistant coach for the Chippewas.
The presentation will take place between the fifth and sixth matches of the dual.
Follow the Action
Fans can watch Monday's dual live through the CMU Sports Zone (subscription required). Live stats will be available through Trackwrestling.com and updates will be tweeted from the Chippewas' official Twitter account @CMUWrestling.
Keener's Hot Start
Redshirt freshman 125-pounder Corey Keener is off to a 7-1 start in his debut season in the Maroon and Gold, including a victory over No. 12 Jade Rauser of Utah Valley last Friday. Keener finished runner-up in the 125-pound open division at the Michigan State open and currently ranks No. 15 in the country according to Amateur Wrestling News.
Redshirt sophomore Zach Horan has adjusted quite nicely to 141 pounds, starting the season a perfect 8-0. Horan claimed the 141-pound open title at the MSU Open and went a perfect 3-0 last weekend in the Chippewas' first three duals.
Scouting the Cardinal
Coached by former CMU wrestler Jason Borrelli, the No. 23 Stanford Cardinal are off to a 5-0 start in duals with each of their last two wins coming over ranked opponents. The Cardinal defeated No. 15 Maryland, 17-16, and took down No. 17 Michigan, 21-13.
125: No. 15 Corey Keener, RFr. (7-1) vs. No. 17 Evan Silver or Tommy Pawelski
133: No. 13 Joe Roth, Sr. (3-0) vs. No. 3 Ryan Mango
141: No. 16 Zach Horan, RSo. (8-0) vs. Peter Russo or Matt Garelli
149: Scott Mattingly, Sr. (7-3) vs. Maxwell Hvolbek or Donovan Halpin
157: No. 16 Lucas Smith, RSo. (1-0) vs. Bret Baumbach or Peter Galli
165: Nick Becker, RFr. (4-3) vs. No. 20 Jim Wilson
174: No. 15 Mike Ottinger, Jr. (7-1) vs. Zach Nevills or Kyle Meyer
184: Craig Kelliher, Sr. (2-3) vs. Thomas Kimbrell or Michael Sojka
197: Jackson Lewis, RSo. (4-4) vs. Dan Schere
285: Adam Robinson, So. (3-4) vs. Josh Marchok